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Ténébrax


A goofy, pulps-style underground villain. From a 1964/65 French comics serial. Master of a rats-crewed, drugs-pushing subway empire.

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Family Man

(Roberto Mancy)

An original superhuman from France, with a strange and specialised power. Essentially, he grows nightmare nemeses from made-up futures. As of April of 2021, this profile received new portraits.

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La Dixieme (“The Tenth”)


An original French super-heroine, whose considerable powers are based on art. As of April of 2021, added portraits thanks to my own non-existent artistic gifts.

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Le Bedeau (the Sexton)


Part of our series presenting original, complex French super-heroes to help super-populate super-Europe. As of April of 2021, added receding hairline portraits to this profile.

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La Louve (the She-Wolf)


Full-on profile for an original French super-heroine. Part of a series about a superhuman law enforcement unit, with oft-strange powers. As of April 2021, added suitably blonde portraits.

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Sexy Boy


Super-gendarme with a strange, infectious "future vision" power. As of April of 2021, this profile received some portraits.

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Ultima Ratio


Homemade character. Undead terrorist and fallen doctor, with zombie henchmen and an all-destroying flame. As of April of 2021, this profile received illustrations, under the "the dead start to walk in their masquerade" clause.

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Windwarders (La horde du contrevent)


This primer profile presents the world of La Horde du Contrevent, a major French sci-fi setting. On this planet only a narrow equatorial band is semi-inhabitable, but it also funnels immensely destructive winds.

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Freddy Kaplan


A haunted and sinister-looking, less-than-legal professional pilot. Could be useful in many stories. As of September of 2020, this profile regained its DCH stats, which had been accidentally lost.

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Major Jones

(XIII)

A superbly competent and resourceful military intelligence operative from the XIII espionage/adventure graphic novels. As of July of 2019, this profile received M&M stats, but nobody knows what the "Ms" stand for.

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Gil Jourdan

(Part #1)

Gil Jourdan is a minor but classic character from French/Belgian mystery and adventure comics. This two-part profile explains a bunch of things, and covers much 1950s/1960s material. This here is the first part.

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XIII

(Thirteen, 13)

From a classic Francophone modern thriller/action/espionage saga. XIII operates in a fairly realistic genre, but within these limits he's rather badass. As of June of MMXIX, this entry has received M&M stIVts.

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Julie Wood


The heroine of a 1970s French graphic novels series about moto racing. Featuring many things that have two wheels and go "vroom".

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Damasque / Masquerouge

(Baroness Ariane de Troil) (part #1)

Ariane de Troïl aka Damasque/Masquerouge is the heroine of a classic series of French swashbuckling graphic novels, halfway between the Three Musketeers, the Count of Monte Cristo and Zorro. As of May of 2019, this profile was cleft in twain. It didn't feel that long to read, but with so many folks perusing this site on smartphones smaller pages are...

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Michel Vaillant

(Late 1950s)

Michel Vaillant is a venerable series of French graphic novels, about automobile racing and other things that go vroom-vroom. This profile covers the earliest, 1957-1962 GNs. So it's full of vintage cars from that time.

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Luc Orient companions


The three main companions of vintage sci-fi Belgian adventurer Luc Orient. It's meant to be read after the Luc Orient profile, but it starts with a link toward that.

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Luc Orient


A vintage hero in Franco-Belgian graphic novels. We'll cover here the 1960s and early 1970s sci-fi stories.

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Yoko Tsuno

(Part #1)

A big article full of stuff about Yoko Tsuno, one of the old-school heroines of Franco-Belgian adventure graphic novels. A highly positive, omni-competent brainy engineer who's had many adventures across the world, time, and space. As of February of 2018, this article was split in two. It was a bit long to read in one sitting.

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Superdupont


The mighty, iconic, righteous, invincible and most French Superdupont ! Champion of all that is good, and right, and proper ! As of January of 2018, this profile received a full overhaul.

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The Oubliettes

(Fall of the Dungeon Guardians adventuring party)

An example RPG adventuring party inspired by the The Fall of the Dungeon Guardians video game. With a bit of background and a discussion of song-based, close harmony counter-spelling.

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Valerian – useful alien animals

(Part #4)

This is the fourth part of our main Valérian and Laureline characters profile, with links to previous parts. Here we cover alien critters whose distinctive abilities have made them living equipment for the Space-Time Agents.

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Generic Schniarfer


Yeah, I know. "Ugh, not a Schniarfer". Everybody hates Schniarfers and schniarfing is gross. But did you know that not one, but two Schniarfers played an important role in helping our heroes Valérian and Laureline ? Read all about it here !

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Kistna of the Masters

(Valérian & Laureline)

An enigmatic, powerful and classy space princess who became an important ally of Valérian and Laureline. Also discusses her mysterious, rare species - which other folks call The Masters.

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“Ralph” from Glapum’t

(Valerian & Laureline)

More laid back than a broken recliner, "Ralph" from the planet Glapum't has a brain with more processing power than cyberpunk-future-Google. He plays an important role in Laureline & Valérian graphic novels.

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Quatuor Mortis

(Valerian & Laureline)

A quarter of themed and competent hitmen seen in Valerian & Laureline graphic novels. They're kinda fun, and they're easy to use.

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The Shingouz


A triad of diminutive, talented alien spies who frequently sell intelligence to Valérian and Laureline. These are surprisingly popular minor characters, with snouts.

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